Raimi Adapts Goodkind’s Sword Series

“Spider-Man” director Sam Raimi is teaming with Disney & ABC Studios on a live-action weekly fantasy series aiming to premiere this Fall reports Reuters.

Entitled “Wizard’s First Rule,” the series is based on Terry Goodkind’s best-selling epic fantasy series “The Sword of Truth” currently eleven books long.

“Sword” follows the extraordinary transformation of woodsman Richard Cypher into a magical leader who joins with a mysterious woman to stop a bloodthirsty tyrant.

Raimi and Robert Tapert are executive producing the series. Production on twenty-two episodes is slated to begin in May.